At Minstead Trust we nurture the unique potential of people with learning disabilities.

We support them to achieve greater independence, lead fulfilled lives and live as full citizens in society.

Our unique and friendly style is based on a strong community spirit and has changed the lives of hundreds of people.

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Here's Dave proudly holding the tankard style mug Here's Dave proudly holding the tankard style mug he's working on in ceramics. This is Dave's first session in ceramics this year, he was very happy to be working with clay again. Brilliant work Dave!
Thank you to Notability who are generously putting Thank you to Notability who are generously putting on a concert in support of Minstead Trust at Hanger Farm Arts Centre on 24 October.

Every ticket sold goes towards helping support people with learning disabilities, so book your tickets now for this feel-good show! 

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What glorious day to be out walking the animals. T What glorious day to be out walking the animals. Today they've taken Jack, Alfie and senator around the trust to bask and graze in the October sun
Are you looking for a new role helping to support Are you looking for a new role helping to support others, change lives and make a difference?

Come along to our recruitment fair tomorrow to find out more.

#RecruitmentFair #RecruitmentFairSouthampton #RecruitmentFairTotton #NewJob #NewOpportunity #FindOutMore #SupportingOthers #SocialCare #SocialCareJobs
Learning disabilities unpacked is back to answer a Learning disabilities unpacked is back to answer another common question. 

Do you have any questions you'd like answered? Just let us know.
We have taken on the café in Portsmouth Central L We have taken on the café in Portsmouth Central Library to provide training opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

And we are super excited about it!

The café will keep its Lily & Lime name and we are delighted to have the team with us. 

We can't wait to help more people with learning disabilities to learn skills that can help them towards employment. 

#learningdisability #cafe #portsmouth #minsteadtrust #training #independent
I visited @minstead_trust and left with a whole ho I visited @minstead_trust and left with a whole host more medals…the glitter will be with me for life 😜
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Thank you so much for having me it was wonderful meeting everyone and answering your questions!
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So good to welcome you Eilidh!
Happy harvest day from new forest day opportunitie Happy harvest day from new forest day opportunities 🏵️🎃🌽

Minstead Stories

Be inspired by the stories of some of the people we support

'I found lockdown really stressful, couldn't get out and about as I can't walk far with my disability.

'I really missed going to Minstead. I was over the moon when I could come back!

'I come here because I enjoy it and I meet a lot of people - new people.

'I'm outgoing and I like doing arts and crafts, a bit of sewing now and again when I can with my arthritis.

'It makes me feel happy to come here - really happy!'

'I’ve found it very challenging with the coronavirus.

'I felt sad during lockdown initially. I couldn’t go out for lunch at the weekend, I couldn’t see my friends and family.

'I was sad not to have Easter with my family at home. I’ve been feeling anxious and sad about it all.

'I have found my time at Furzey therapeutic. I like potting, pricking out and collecting and sowing the seeds.'

It has been a brilliant year, working in the gardens.

I enjoyed cutting the pumpkins for harvest.

I have started work at Paulton’s Park in the restaurant, it’s going really brilliant. I do it Friday and Sunday and we are seeing how it goes to see if I will do more days. It is my very first paid job.

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